Friday, December 17, 2010

Bio: The birth of STEELY NASH

As a young girl growing up in Texas, the sassy Steely Nash sang non-stop on a hillside to an audience of steers and heifers at her Grandpa's ranch in Paris.

After a chance viewing of the 1968 hit movie "Funny Girl" the young Steely became obsessed with classic musicals and, thanks to her mother's intense love for garage sales, she began collecting anything and everything of the sort on vinyl. 

Ms. Nash was later accepted to the prestigious Roosevelt University (The Chicago College of Performing Arts) and tried her jazz hand at Musical Theatre but quickly found that there were very few roles for a diva who looked like Cinderella and sang like the Wicked Witch.

A heartbroken and lost young lady, Steely was scooped out of the snow by her people and together they ran to sunny California. After meeting the love of her life and finding a home with the folks of Ameoba Records (SF) she fell even more into obsession with the beautiful and tangible magic of vinyl records.

Steely was spotted there and began working with the underground San Francisco kids of Barbarasteele (indie art rock), Wicked Mercies (gritty soul), and the Bang (a 60's girl group review). She was also a founding member of the classy/sexy/fabulous ENNE ENNE (punk, soul, Rock NN Roll).

After receiving wildly positive reviews for her summertime portrayal of the ego-maniac/performance artist "Maureen" in a local production RENT, Ms. Nash got in the kitchen and began to cook up some greasy soul tunes.

Steely Nash was born. This time with fire in her eyes and a bit sprinkled into her hair. 

Steely Nash and the Cuts will be releasing songs and playing secret shows all over the bay. Follow @steelynash on Twitter to stay informed. Aaaaand...


1 comment:

  1. Don't worry about the "reality show"...Steely will be great without the"judges"! :-) love u Jacqui! Marie